Nascar Power Rankings

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings

Week 16 Power Rankings

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted June 10, 2013 05:12 PM EDT

This just in: Jimmie Johnson beat 42 other guys like rented mules on Sunday at Pocono Raceway, where he won his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the year and 63rd of his illustrious career.

Old news: Johnson remains in the lead of the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings for this week.

This week's list:

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Earnhardt Jr.

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Kenseth

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Jimmie Johnson

0 - 1/7
After drubbing the field in the Party in the Poconos 400 presented by Walmart, Johnson has a lead of more than one full race in points over everybody else. He could skip next week’s race altogether and still leave with the points lead. Remarkable.
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2

Clint Bowyer

0 - 2/15
Hard to feel good about finishing 15th, but Bowyer knows his team has a lot of work to do. Last week:
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3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 6 1/14
Junior Nation had some reason to cheer this week, as Earnhardt had an excellent third-place run.
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4

Carl Edwards

0 1 1/19
After leading early, Edwards lost track position and never could get it back, ending the race 18th.
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5

Kevin Harvick

0 1 1/15
Despite a pit-road speed penalty, Harvick was able to still post a decent top-10 finish. Not a bad day.
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6

Kyle Busch

0 - 1/16
Best in class among the disappointing Toyotas, Busch finished sixth at Pocono, just ahead of his brother
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7

Matt Kenseth

0 4 1/9
Another engine issue for Kenseth, this year’s feast-or-famine driver. Should be way higher up than he is
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8

Kurt Busch

0 - 2/19
Fast car, slow pit stops. Groundhog Day for the elder Busch brother in Pennsylvania.
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9

Tony Stewart

0 2 1/20
A top-five finish for Smoke, who is finally coming to life and therefore is very, very dangerous.
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10

Kasey Kahne

0 3 2/15
Drivetrain problems on the opening lap doomed Kahne to a 36th-place finish, a huge disappointment.
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11

Brad Keselowski

0 1 1/16
The defending series champ had a lurid, slide-for-life spin that cost him a good finish.
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12

Denny Hamlin

0 - 1/19
No doubt Hamlin was counting Pocono as a track where he could win and get back in Chase contention. Didn’t happen.
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13

Jeff Gordon

0 - 3/18
Considering he’s the all-time win leader at Pocono, a 12th-place finish is nothing for Gordon to be excited about.
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14

Greg Biffle

0 4 4/18
Not quite certain how Biffle muscled his way to second place, but kudos for a strong effort. Last week
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15

Joey Logano

0 1 3/19
Decent day for Logano at 10th place, but no repeat of last year’s victory.
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16

Paul Menard

0 1 9/20
A bad end for Menard, who crashed on the very last lap and finished 30th.
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17

Aric Almirola

0 - 8/20
Not a great day for Almirola, who finished 21st, yet he’s still not far from the top 10 in points.
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18

Martin Truex Jr.

0 2 9/20
Another frustrating afternoon for Truex, as he ended the day in 23rd.
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19

Juan Pablo Montoya

0 - 17/20
A spin kept Montoya from finishing better than 14th.
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20

Ryan Newman

0 - 7/20
Nervy strategy helped Newman make sure two Stewart Haas Racing cars finished in the top five.
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